D.L. Hughley is an American radio anchor, political commentator, comedian, and actor. D.L. Hughley rose to fame as a host of ComicView on BET and as vending machine salesman on ABC sitcom The Hughleys. He also hosted D.L. Hughley Breaks the News on CNN.

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  • Birthday: 6 March 1963 (Age 54)
  • Ethnicity: African-American
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actor, Anchor, Political Commentator & Comedian


Family and Personal Life

D. L. Hughley is married to LaDonna Hughley and is the father of two children. He has also admitted that he was in extramarital relation during his early years of marriage. Moreover, he also had a son with his girlfriend but the infant was killed by the boyfriend of his mother.

Hughley is native to Los Angeles, California to African parents. His father Charles Hughley was maintenance employee at Delta Air Lines and his mother Audrey was a housekeeper. He is second child of them and has three siblings.

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  • Parents: N/A
  • Wife: LaDonna Hughley
  • Children: Ryan, Tyler, and Kyle
  • Marital Status: Married

During his high school, he got as a team member of African-American street gang Bloods, following he was expelled from school. Later, he got off of the gang and gained GED as well as a job at The Los Angeles Times.

On 22 February 1986, D. L. Hughley married LaDonna Hughley, a film producer. He is the father of three children; two daughters Ryan (1987) and Tyler (1991) and a son named Kyle (1988). He once broke down into tears while talking about his son Kyle’s struggle with Asperger Syndrome with Oprah Winfrey Network.  

In 2012, Hughley also admitted that he has cheated his wife several times during their marital life. He also said, “I always thought it was part of being a man. I never thought it was a horrible thing to be or to do. I never felt like it was anything I was doing wrong”. Despite his admitting of cheating on his wife, LaDonna didn’t leave the house and is residing peacefully in Calabasas, California.


Body Measurements and Lifestyle

D. L. Hughley is a beautiful soul with breath-swaying personality and physique. He has concrete jaw and defined cheekbones with perfectly suiting French beard.

D. L. Hughley has alluringly athlete-built body measurements with chiseled chest and abs. He has a divine physique that is not less than any models followed by the height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighing 72 kilos. He wears the shoe size of 9 US.

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  • Height: 5 Feet 7 Inches (1.70m)
  • Body Measurements: N/A
  • Plastic Surgery: N/A
  • Weight: 72 KG (160lbs.)

Considered as one of the most celebrated and good-looking actors, Hughley regularly jumps over the gym especially focusing on core, strength, and cardio. His light brown eyes and black hair compliment his appearance in white suit pairing with glossy black shoes. Numerous women over the world act crazy on his shirtless beach apotheosis.

In his free time, Hughley enjoys reading, traveling and cooking for his family. He is a generous man who desperately loves animals and nature. He is fond of cigar and is pretty good alcohol consumer.


Professional Career

D.L. Hughley is active in the industry since 1991 starting as an anchor of ComicView on BET. He also worked for CNN as a writer and presenter of comedy news show from 2008 to 2009. His radio show The D.L. Hughley Morning Show premiered on 20 July 2009 on WEPN aka 98.7 Kiss FM.

In 1992, Hughey started hosting BET’s ComicView as an original host until 1993. Later, he became a producer, writer and starred self in The Hughleys from 1998 to 2002. He publicized comedy album “D.L. Hughley: Notes from the GED Section” in 2005. He also anchored Weekends at the D.L... on Comedy Central and appeared on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. He played a role on NBC’s Scrubs as a brother of Tuck.

Career Timeline:

  • (1992-1993): Hosted ComicView on BET
  • (1998-2002): Became producer, writer, and actor for The Hughleys
  • 2005: Released comedy album “D.L. Hughley: The Original Kings of Comedy
  • (2008-2009): Anchored comedy news show D.L. Hughley Breaks the News
  • (2009-2010): Hosted The D.L. Hughley Morning Show on WEPN radio station

Hughley is also associated with The Original Kings of Comedy and presented 2008 Bet Awards. He appeared as a special guest moderator on The View for ABC News in June 2010. He was also announced to be appearing on Glory Daze on TBS and guest anchor Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Hughley has also become fill-in host for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in place of Meredith Vieira.

Hughley ended on 9th position on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars season 16 in 2013. He also presented comedy news program on CNN named D.L. Hughley Breaks the News at 10 pm EDT from 2008 to 2009. He left CNN stating that he wants to spend more time with his family and will continue his CNN tenure as a contributor to Los Angeles based office.

Hughley debut as a radio personality on 20 July 2009 with The D.L. Hughley Morning Show on WEPN (then WRKS) in New York City. However, the show was canceled by the station in August 2010.

Currently, Hughley performs as an improvisational comedian for Irvine Improv Comedy Club and other. 

D. L. Hughley has also authored a book “I Want You to Shut the Fuck Up: How the Audacity of Dopes Is Ruining America” that released in July 2012.


Net Worth and Salary 2018

D. L. Hughley, one prominent name in comic world as a stand-up comedian. With his varieties of tenure including writing and show host, he has gathered notable fortune.

D. L. Hughley net worth is $5 million and his salary is still under review. Though being expelled from high school, he has grown into wide fame with his passion for being recognized to the world. He collected his assets with his collaboration with various media, starting own show and authorizing books.

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  • Salary: N/A
  • Net Worth: $5 Million